With summer sports season ramping up, here are some of the most common sports injuries and how to treat them, according to WebMD.

How to treat these 5 common sports injuriesAnkle sprain
If you’ve sprained your ankle, you’ve overstretched or torn the ligaments on the outside of the ankle. It’s important to exercise to prevent loss of flexibility and strength, which can increase your risk of re-injury. Talk to your doctor about how to get you back on track.

Groin pull
Treat strain of your inner thigh muscles or groin with compression, ice, and rest.

Hamstring strain
Overstretched hamstrings from activities such as hurdling can take six to 12 months to heal. So go easy on the muscle and talk to your doctor.

Knee injury
See your doctor if you suspect you may have an ACL tear, or anterior cruciate ligament, which needs professional care. Or you may have patellofemoral syndrome, which, according to WebMD, can result from the repetitive movement of your kneecap against your thigh bone. This type of injury can take up to six weeks to clear up. To relieve the pain, take things slow but do continue with low-impact exercise, suggests WebMD.

Shin splints
Rest, ice, and over-the-counter pain medicine will do the trick. If you think you may have a stress fracture, see your doctor.

For more tips, check out the WebMD page on sports injuries here.